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Take a look at all the blog posts Andy has written and find hundreds of tips and tricks to help you be Clever With Your Cash.

 

Why you need more than one bank account

Why you need more than one bank account

Having one bank account isn't just risky, it could be costing you cash. Lots of people only have one current account. And they've had it for a long time. They might even switch it to a new bank to get free cash or another benefit.  But limiting yourself to a...

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Be Clever With Your Cash is Seven!

Be Clever With Your Cash is Seven!

The highlights for me and the blog over the last 12 months. As has now become tradition, I use Be Clever With Your Cash's birthday as a chance to share with you the good and the bad from the last year. I rarely write about "blogging" itself or the challenges of...

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The best savings accounts (February 2021)

The best savings accounts (February 2021)

Here are my top places to put your cash to make as much as 3%. We're a long way now from when we could get 5%, with rates slowly dropping over the last few years. And following the Bank of England base interest rate cut to an all-time low of 0.1%. those cuts have...

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How to claim working from home tax relief

How to claim working from home tax relief

With 47% of employees having worked from home in 2020, there's a good chance you're able to claim between £62 and £140 in tax relief. If you've been required to work at home at all in the last year then you are eligible to get back some of the tax you've paid. You can...

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Ask Andy #2

Ask Andy #2

This week I answer your questions on how you become overdrawn, applying for credit cards, charges on savings apps and more. I love hearing from you, whether it's on the blog, social media, YouTube or on email. Often you're asking me questions about your finances, and...

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Saving for children: The best accounts

Saving for children: The best accounts

The best places for children's money, whether you're putting money aside for them or if they're saving their pocket money. Here's my guide to the best children's savings account. Check the date to see when this was last updated. For more on the pros and cons of the...

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Deliveroo Plus – is it worth it?

Deliveroo Plus – is it worth it?

You can pay between £3.49 and £11.49 a month to get free delivery and other discounts. Takeaway orders have soared during lockdown. It's no surprise. If you can't go out, you order in. And it's the same for us. We used to order one every couple of months or so, but...

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The best ways to collect and spend Nectar points

The best ways to collect and spend Nectar points

If you've got a Nectar card, are you making the most of your points? One of my most popular articles is Why I hate Nectar points. It's mainly about my frustration with the Double Up scheme, which I'm not a huge fan of. So why am I writing another post about Nectar if...

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Can you beat the bill price hikes?

Can you beat the bill price hikes?

Which of your bills are going up and how to avoid paying more. It's the time of the year when a whole host of price increases are announced for a number of big services we all pay. Broadband, mobile, energy, council tax, water, TV... you name it. If you're out of...

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